Africana Librarians Council (ALC) Spring Meeting

May 2-4, 2002

University at Albany, State University of New York
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, New York 12222

Campus Orientation Tours (11:00am or 1:00pm each day including Saturday) Meet at the Performing Arts Center Lobby.

Local Restaurants and Campus Information

Meeting Schedule updated 5/01/02

Thursday, May 2, 2002

University at Albany, University Libraries (Uptown Campus)
Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room, Science Library (Uptown Campus)

10:00am - Registration Packets (Available in Science Library Lobby)

12:00pm - 2:00pm Open to the Public

Anthony Howell, Undergraduate Researcher and Curator, will discuss his research and the exhibit Know Thy Family, Know Thyself: Piecing Together the Past Through Oral Histories, Archival Research and African Slave Naming Practices, Science Library Lobby, New Library Building

2:00pm - 3:00pm Book Donations Committee

3:15pm - 4:15pm Title VI Librarians/Cooperative Projects

4:30pm - 5:15pm African Book Publishing Record (ABPR)

5:00pm - 6:30pm ALC Reception Standish Room

5:15pm Welcome Address by Dean Butler, Director of Library Services

7:00pm - 8:30pm Speaker, Penelope Andrews, Law Professor from South Africa Open to the public

Ms. Andrews The title of her talk is "When the Rhetoric of Women's Human Rights Meets the Reality of Human Security: Some Reflections on the Global Interdependence of Rights"

Where: Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room, Science Library

We hope you plan to join us. This talk and discussion is sponsored by The University at Albany, Institute for Research on Women. The event is co-sponsored by the University Libraries, the Women's Studies Department and the Africana Studies Department. This will be an open public forum where members of the ALC will be welcomed.

Friday, May 3, 2002

University at Albany, University Libraries
Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room, Science Library

8:30am - 9:00am First ALC Executive Board Meeting

9:00am - 10:30am ALC Cataloging Committee

10:30am - 10:45am BREAK

10:45am - 12:15pm ALC Bibliography Committee (James Simon, presentation)

12:30pm - 1:45pm ALC Luncheon and Welcome Address by U Albany Africana Studies Department and Helen Desfosses, on behalf of the Albany Common Council

2:00pm - 4:15pm ALC Business Meeting

4:15pm - 5:00pm Second ALC Executive Board

4:15pm - Bus picks up guests (not attending Exec) to transport back to hotel for a break before dinner. Bus will be waiting outside the Science Library at bus stop. Bus will leave from hotel for dinner at 5:15pm. 5:15pm - Bus leaves hotel to transport guests to dinner and Alumni House.

5:20pm Bus picks up Executive Board Members at Science Library and goes to Dinner.

5:30pm - 6:40pm Dinner, Alumni House Events

6:45pm Bus takes group to Alumni House 7:00pm - 8:00pm Open to the Public

Banning Eyre, Musician/Author of In Griot Time: An American Guitarist in Mali, will speak on "Playing with Fire: Fear and Self-Censorship in Zimbabwean Music"

Co-Sponsors: Department of Music, Department of Africana Studies, Department of Women's Studies, University Libraries

8:00pm - 10:30pm Open to the Public Shona Music Project Music from Zimbabwe, Dance Benefit, at the Alumni House
Proceeds to fund grassroots AIDS projects in Africa, $10 suggested donation


The Shona Music Project is five American musicians who play contemporary and traditional music by the Shona people of Zimbabwe in southern Africa. Banning Eyre (guitar), Dirck Westervelt (banjo and bass), and Stuart Carduner (mbira) have all traveled to Zimbabwe to study with musicians there. They play in the style of the Shona people's sacred thumb piano, known as mbira. This instrument has long been used in religious ceremonies, but now it is also the basis of a unique and beautiful secular pop music, a lively expression of modern life in post-independence Zimbabwe. Maurizio Cabarelli (mbira) and Jeremy Carlstedt (drums) have not yet visited Zimbabwe, but they've been studying and playing the music here in the United States for years. The Shona Music Project is a spirited example of American musicians exploring the rich music of Africa. If you close your eyes and listen, you could be in a rollicking Harare nightclub, where ancient and modern cultures speak to one another through music.

Co-Sponsors: Departments of Africana Studies, Department of Women's Studies, Department of Music, Save Africa From AIDS Campaign (SAFA)
Dr. Sutherland and Dr. Sarfoh, Africana Studies department will open the event


Contact: Deborah LaFond at (518)442-3599 or dlafonde@albany.edu May 3rd Ticket Info: Save Africa From AIDS Campaign (SAFA) http://www.albany.edu/africana/SAFA.html

Saturday, May 4, 2002

University at Albany

Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room, Science Library, New Library Building

8:30am - 9:30am African Newspaper List AFRINUL

9:30am - 10:00am First CAMP Executive

10:00am - 10:15am BREAK

10:15am - 12:15pm CAMP Business Meeting

12:15pm - 12:45pm Second CAMP Executive


4:00pm Leaving for Troy for Concert (dinner before show in Troy)

Troy Savings Bank and Music Hall

Sweet Honey In The Rock
SATURDAY, MAY 4 • 8PM • $25

This a cappella ensemble of six African-American women performs music that lives deep within our souls and challenges us to examine our perceptions, our motives, and our actions. Its music is rooted in the rich tradition of the African American church and grounded in the freedom songs of the Civil Rights Movement.

Deborah M. LaFond
Social Sciences Bibliographer
University at Albany
University Libraries - UL 205
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, New York 12222

Phone: (518)442-3599; Fax: (518)442-3567
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